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Galveston Travel Guide

Get going on your fabulous Galveston getaway! Let the crafty team here at Orbitz bundle up amazing-value flight and hotel deals. What are the benefits of bundling? Combine your hotels, airfares, rental cars and experiences with us and you could save up to $369^! With an extensive database of no less than 500,000 international hotels and 500 partner airlines, you'll have loads of options and flexibility. There are limitless available options when it comes to the places you can go and what you can see. A fabulous escape is waiting for you!

Where is Galveston?

Your annual leave's been authorized, work buddies have suggested Galveston and you just need a little reminder of where it actually sits on the map? Sit back and we'll guide you there. You'll find it approximately 190 miles east of Austin, the state capital of Texas, and about 9 miles southeast of Texas City. Ready to meet the locals? 48,000 people call this part of Texas Gulf Coast home.

Places to Visit in Galveston

The Moody Gardens and Bishop's Palace are just a few of the fascinating attractions in this vicinity. Are you after a few other options? Look up the Texas Seaport Museum and Grand 1894 Opera House. If you have enough time, pop by all of them! If you love everything to do with trains and tracks, make your next stop Galveston Island Railroad Museum. Need some more options? Allow some time to fully reflect upon this area's past with a stop at Seawolf Park. But there's more! Head to Rosenberg Library to step into the splendid collection of books, newspapers, information and ideas.

Car Rentals in Galveston

Your getaway begins with car rentals in Galveston. Whether you’d love to detour from the well-trodden tourist path or just like the idea of having your own set of wheels, Orbitz will help you find the keys to your ride. Head to Enterprise and you'll be out on the busy streets in a jiffy. They can be found at 5919 Broadway St, a short 3 miles from the town center.

Where to stay in Galveston – Hotel Accommodation

Don't drag your feet. Lock in one of 67 hotels in Galveston and begin organizing your activities. After a room that'll make you feel like royalty? Our favorite luxurious hotels are the Seascape Deluxe Beach Condos by A B Sea Rentals (10811 San Luis Pass Road) and The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center (5222 Seawall Blvd). That said, if you'd rather save money for thrilling Galveston adventures, try the Closing Time at the Victorian (6300 Seawall Blvd) or the Candlewood Suites Galveston (808 61st St).

Nearest Airports to Galveston

Are you planning to fly into William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)? You'll be exploring the best of Galveston soon enough! It's located 40 miles to the northwest of the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Galveston

Seen all there is to see in Galveston itself? If you have more time to spare, there's plenty more to keep you busy in the surrounding areas. You might be unaware that you're only 40 miles from Highlands. It's the perfect starting point to access the Battleship Texas. This attraction is loved by tourists of all ages and stages.

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Feeling a little disappointed because you've had to cancel your vacation? Well, don't stress — we're not going to add insult to injury by burdening you with a fee.^ If luck's on your side, your selected airline and hotel might not either.

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